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For CNN, Cruise Ship Coverage
by ‘Air, Land and Sea’

New York Times, by Brian Stelter

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Posted By:Drive, 2/14/2013 3:33:46 PM

There are a number of ways to get ahead in the cable news world. One way is partisan talk about the news, as exemplified by shows on MSNBC and Fox News. Another way is personality-based — think Bill O’Reilly, Joe Scarborough and Rachel Maddow. CNN on Thursday seemed to try another way: captivating, nonstop cruise ship coverage. The cable news channel threw everything it had at the odyssey of the Carnival Cruise Line ship Triumph, which was being towed toward port in Mobile, Ala., after four days stranded at sea. CNN had a helicopter

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Clark Kent, 2/14/2013 3:43:38 PM     (No. 9176648)

Cruise Nitwit News?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jackson, 2/14/2013 3:51:54 PM     (No. 9176666)

I laughed so hard on day one of the coverage when the nitwit reporter dude said that on top of all the carnage and devestation wrought by the power outage on board, the ship could expect "six foot seas!" He said this as if the thousand foot sixteen story ship would be lurching about... tooooo stupid. But then the entire moronic coverage would be excessive if this was the Titanic.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rafter, 2/14/2013 3:53:45 PM     (No. 9176670)

Holy Ship, Batman!

This cruise stinks!
And so does the coverage.
It´s rank.

Low rated nitwork for low ranking coverage.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JAN, 2/14/2013 4:05:11 PM     (No. 9176691)

Wonder if their helicopter caused so much turbulence that the tug line snapped.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rafter, 2/14/2013 4:06:24 PM     (No. 9176695)

#4, no, it was Glo-Bull Warming.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rama41, 2/14/2013 4:21:16 PM     (No. 9176718)

We like to cruise. No matter how bad it is out there, the MSM will do its best to make it appear even worse. Watch for the bathos and the pathos when the ship finally docks: the press will seek out the youngest and the prettiest who can emote the best.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Alpha91c, 2/14/2013 4:37:11 PM     (No. 9176756)

There are a lot of good democrats suffering on that ship. Not so many rednecks.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: CEP, 2/14/2013 4:52:41 PM     (No. 9176774)

I am amazed at how one of the Mothers FOX interviewed was saying how ridiculous the offer of the cruise ship line to refund, another cruise, airfare and $500 was laughable and insulting. Exactly what is the cruise ship line supposed to do. Yeah it´s a mess, nasty and dirty but some that have been on the phone said that the crew was doing the best they could. Why can´t people take things in stride, not everything is going to go perfectly and this is a case where it is a mess but to constantly bad mouth and expect outrageous settlements is a bit much, I don´t think the cruise line wanted this to happen.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: AnnG, 2/14/2013 5:23:11 PM     (No. 9176806)

These people on board this cruise ship better be glad this ship did not end up like that Italian ship did last year. On its side, plus fatalities.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Gagolfer, 2/14/2013 5:23:37 PM     (No. 9176808)

Of course Carnival didn´t want this to happen. But they took a risk, sent the ship out again, and lost. This ship had been having engine problems for weeks. Rather than cancel a few weeks´ cruises to fix it they sent it out again with 4000 more people on it. When does not doing proper maintanence become negligence?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rafter, 2/14/2013 5:31:59 PM     (No. 9176818)

If what #10 says is true...

there will be a flood of litigation for this one...

That´s why people are texting such dire messages... gotta boost the lawsuit and
the settlement payouts.

"Oh... my... GAWD... it is... SOOO... unbearable... " ... Pain and suffering...
The stench of suers.

Nobody drowned at Watergate, either, despite the name...
but we still got an impeachment going from it leading to a resignation...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: blunderbuss, 2/14/2013 6:13:11 PM     (No. 9176898)

Heavan forbid if they could drop a couple of cases of MRE´s. Nope, that would ruin the searing live coverage showing scared desperate people. The camera work comes first. Human suffering is revenue.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: DARling, 2/14/2013 6:36:26 PM     (No. 9176930)

How did people manage for millenia without running water and toilets? Sure, I would be annoyed if something awful happened on my vacation. But you make the best of things and know things will get better. Kind of like when your air conditioner goes out in August. A hundred years ago, you had to put on a brave face and wait for cooler weather. Now, you know that the repairman will get there sooner or later.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: gonavy, 2/14/2013 6:39:08 PM     (No. 9176934)

Totally over the top. My god, what kind of wimps have we turning it to?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: luke, 2/14/2013 7:39:11 PM     (No. 9177023)

I hear the toilets don´t work and the ship is full of feces. Perfect plac for liberals.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ladydawgfan, 2/14/2013 11:33:05 PM     (No. 9177353)

Every one of those cabins is equipped with ice buckets. In a pinch, these can become intangible chamber pots, whether up on deck under your "tent" or in a balcony room. Fill it and then empty it over the rail.

Sorry, earth nazis, but fish poop in the ocean too and human waste is organic. No way would I be slogging through something that nasty. That´s just inviting disease, especially if you have the slightest open wound anywhere on your body.

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